Duno started the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care 25th on the grid.
Duno gained five positions very quickly and advanced into top-20 territory by lap 30 of the 200-lap competition and reached 15th just a little over halfway into the race. With less than 30 laps remaining Duno captured 14th and took the 13th spot on lap 193 – and held it until the checkered flag waved.
There were eight cautions in the race and Duno brought her No. 35 Cantv-Milka Way Chevrolet into the pits and to her Venturini Motorsports crew twice – both times under caution.
“It was a good race for us at Toledo,” said Duno. “We didn’t do as well as we had hoped in qualifying but VMS gave me a great car for the race. We just kept at it, stayed out of trouble and steadily worked our way up – just good racing. My thanks to everyone at VMS – my crew chief, spotter and pit crew – and all the great people on the team.”
“Milka did a very good job staying after it all day to bring home anther solid top-15 finish,” said Billy Venturini, Director of Competition for Venturini Motorsports. “I know in the past she’s had more success on the big tracks, so we feel very positive after the string of good finishes on the short tracks. Now that the intermediates are about to come up VMS feels that Milka is beginning to hit her stride.”
With her 13th place finish at Toledo Speedway Duno is currently ranked 8th in the ARCA Series Driver Point standings.
Next up for Duno and her VMS squad will be the Akona 250 presented by Federated Car Care at Elko Speedway on Saturday, June 1